We are currently recruiting for:

Freelance Programme Managers

Help us make a change – we are going to diversify the way we programme so will be bringing a team of talented individuals together to work with us to create a diverse and surprising programme of live arts events. You will be on a 12-month fixed term contract, paid £12,000 to deliver unique events into our programme. You can do these roles from anywhere, no need to relocate.

The freelance opportunities are flexible, part-time roles working an average of 1.5 days per week, with a focus on delivery of events. For example; The Chester Literature Festival runs across 3 weeks each November and we would like to host around 30 events from the 3 art form programmers over the next 12 months.

We are recruiting for 4 Freelance Programme Managers. For full details on the roles, please download the Freelance Programme Managers candidate brief here.

To apply, please click on the relevant programming role below:

Dance & Theatre
Spoken Word
Contemporary & Popular Music
Chester Literature Festival

The closing date for applications for the Freelance Programme Manager positions is 8 March 2021.

Young Storyhouse Officer

We are looking for a dedicated young person’s advocate to join the Young Storyhouse team. You will support Young Leaders aged 14-25 in their personal development and to seek opportunities into employment and training. This is a 2 year contract (with a high possibility of extension), with a £23,000 salary. Young Storyhouse supports young people who are struggling with their confidence and have limited opportunities to connect with others, helping them to discover their passion whilst also gaining work skills.

For full details on the role, please download the Young Storyhouse Officer candidate brief here.

To apply, click here: Young Storyhouse Officer.

The closing date for applications for the Young Storyhouse Officer is 16 March 2021.

Listen to an audio description of this role below.


Video/Audio Applications

Links to make a written application are above, but we are also happy for applicants for any job to apply via video/audio. Video/audio applications will need to be emailed to hr.team@storyhouse.com.

Applications applying via video/audio will need to:

  1. Tell us the role you are applying for
  2. Explain why you want this role
  3. Respond to the job pack & person specification – telling us your strongest areas.
  4. Tell us what you can bring to Storyhouse

All interviews will be held virtually for the foreseeable future. Individual preferences for interview will be discussed during the selection process.


About Storyhouse

Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural charities, its home in Chester incorporates a library, theatres and a cinema.

It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year. The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library and is open every day until 11pm. It runs over 2,000 sessions a year for marginalised communities. It is also an acclaimed theatre producer and runs the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema and Drive-In. Storyhouse currently holds the official title as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre and was the overall national winner in the 2018 Guardian Public Service Awards.

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